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Kestrel National Championship at Brixham Yacht Club

by Stewart Murdoch 21 Aug 2015 17:33 BST 15-18 August 2015

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In summary, there were 18 entries. The event was quite remarkable for the closeness of the racing. I would defy your readers to recall any other event where the top four boats finished tied on equal points after seven races. The eventual positions being decided on a count back basis. Not only were the final positions close but every race was remarkable for the closeness of the finishes with boats crossing the line overlapped and places being won and lost in the 30 metre hitch to the line after races lasting over an hour.

The eventual winners class builders, Mark and Richard Hartley are no strangers to the Kestrel having last won the event in 2008. Runners up for the second year in a row were Paul Barnett and Robin Lamb with last years Champions Stewart and Mhairi Murdoch forced to settle for third and club mates Malcolm and Dannielle Worsley also from Royal Tay Yacht Club rather unkindly placed fourth despite having the same score as the winners.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
11561Second ChanceMark HartleyRichard HartleyBlithfield SC112165515
21633PurplePaul BarnettRobin LambRoyal Tay Yacht Club441512315
31634Still SeathingStewart MurdochMhairi MurdochRoyal Tay YC535221215
41638ShadesMalcolm WorlseyDannielle WorlseyRoyal Tay Yacht Club224334115
51640White DiamondRichard PeacockRichard RobertsPort Dinorwic SC673643426
61627 Henry RichardsChristopher RichardsGoldhanger SC356456829
71636Still RareAlisdair HoodCampbell MorrisonRoyal Tay Yacht Club81097781349
8408ChickenChris GriceLauren GriceMaylandsea Bay SC108109910652
91545MissnomerSteven WorfLin WorfCalshot SC119128871255
101637Sweet Janny BJanet BarnesPete BarnesPorthpean Club9671217111459
111062Pure GeniusPaul WilkinsonKatherine WilkinsonMaylandsea Bay SC14138111013964
121600Pooh SticksPaul GraySally GrayMaylandsea Bay SC712141511121167
131559Second FiddleIan HunterAbbey HillRoyal Tay Yacht Club181511101391068
141551 Adam LomasAlaistair LuxfordPaphos Int. SC121413131414773
151553Up PeriscopeIan RintoulHarry RintoulBroxbourne SC1311171415161886
161544GolddiggerKevin EdwinsKevin JonesStewartby SC1516151616171593
171590FPBrian LayngClaire LambertPaphos Int SC1618191912181699
181573FoosterRod Brown‑LeeDave HearsumGoldhanger SC1717161718151799

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